Construction is right on track as crews prepare for the next steps to resurface Interstate 277 east.
ODOT spokesman Justin Chesnic said despite some crowding on the roads, motorists have been able to get around the closure with little problems.
"We've had a few complaints, but actually, we had a lot of people very surprised at how well traffic has been moving with the complete closure." Chesnic said.
Chesnic said the contractor has made concrete repairs and starting next week, crews will start paving the road.
"The old pavement has been removed and the repairs are almost completed, said Chesnic."And from there, we are going to focus on the resurfacing of the road and doing some more overlays on the bridges."
Motorists also noticed a list of ramp closures that followed after I-277 closed. Chesnic said some of the ramp closures were intended to reduce merging traffic.
"We are moving and detouring about 60,000 vehicles. There are a few ramps that were closed that people are not going to see construction."
The ramp closures include:
Chesnic said construction is on schedule and I-277 east is expected to reopen May 21st.
Drivers will still have to adjust their routes starting in June as ODOT closes the Kenmore Leg for one week in each direction. However, the closures will not occur at the same time.